Dungannon 2-0 Ballinamallard

Goals from Paul McElroy and Chris Hegarty gave the Swifts a comfortable victory over the Mallards. Bar the first 15 minutes, when Ballinamallard hit the post and bar, Dungannon controlled the game and could have recorded a third only for Daniel Hughes goal to be ruled offside.

Statement re U20s manager

Ballinamallard United FC Under 20s have changed management teams with Derek Sharpe being replaced with John Quinn and Darren Higginbottom as lead roles. The Club have issued the following statement: “Long serving Club stalwart Derek Sharpe had indicated to the Under 20s Players and Club Officials that he was planning to stand down from his role as Under 20s team manager at the end of the season. Following discussions it was decided that in the best interests of all concerned, that a change would be best initiated at this stage. Agreement was reached with John Quinn and Darren Higginbottom to assist in the role for the remainder of the season. We wish them well with the task ahead." “The Club

Ballinamallard 2-5 Coleraine

It was another Friday night goalfest at Ferney Park, but unfortunately the Mallards came out the wrong side of this result. After both sides had hit the woodwork, it was the home side took the lead on 33 minutes. Jonny Leddy was fouled in the penalty area and Ryan Curran scored from the spot. Coleraine responded with a quick fire double to take the lead with Carson and McCauley both scoring before the Mallards equalised again on the stroke of half time. O'Flynn was fouled this time and again Curran again scored from the spot. The Bannsiders were dominant in the second half and took the lead within a minute when Eoin Bradley flicked a freekick into the net. Bradley then scored another, having

10 spaces left in the Club Support Wall

Our Club Support Wall, erected on the side of the changing complex, now has 3 completed rows and we are now into the final 10 spaces. If you are interested in adding a plaque, priced £100 each, or want further information, please speak with Ivan Fisher on 07971843927.

Ballymena match postponed

The NIFL has announced this afternoon that the Ballymena vs Ballinamallard match in the Danske Bank Premier League, scheduled for Saturday 10th February, has been postponed due to the re-scheduling of the Ballymena Vs Cliftonville Bet McLean League Cup Semi Final. A revised date is to be confirmed.

Mallards exit the Irish Cup

The Mallards fell narrowly short with their attempt to reach the Quarter Finals of the Tennent's Irish Cup for only the second time in our history. It all seemed to be going so well when Stephen O'Flynn and Shane McGinty netted first half goals, with Jason McCartney on assist duties, but Johnny McMurray pulled a goal back before the break. As the game progressed the home side spurned several good chances but the Mallards defended resolutely and looked to be heading for victory. However on 88 minutes McMurray pounced on a loose ball within the penalty area to score a late equaliser. In extra time the home side again missed several good chances but Armstrong and Curran also went close for Ball

Player departures

With the transfer window now closed, we can confirm that Ryan McConnell, Blaine Burns, Niall Brennan and Caolan Ward have all departed the club. McConnell joined the club in the summer of 2016 and made 46 appearances, scoring against Linfield on his debut. He has now moved to Letterkenny Rovers. Blaine Burns joined the club in the summer past and made 22 appearances, 13 of those from the substitutes bench. With limited game time, Burns has returned to Dergview where he will hope to help them secure a spot in the Championship next season. Niall Brennan also joined the club in the summer but struggled to make an impact with only 12 appearances, 7 of which came from the substitutes bench. Caola

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